Shrimp Scampi

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3/4
lb uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1
medium green onion, thinly sliced (1 tablespoon)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2
teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or 3/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon salt
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shrimp and remaining ingredients except cheese. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink. (Do not overcook shrimp or they will become tough.) Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Shrimp are sold in a variety of ways: raw (“green”) with the heads on; raw in the shell without the heads; raw, peeled and deveined; cooked in the shell; or cooked, peeled and deveined. Shrimp should have a clean sea odor. If they smell like ammonia, they’re spoiled and should be discarded.

Raw shrimp should be stored in a leakproof bag or plastic container with a lid. Cook shrimp with 2 days.

This succulent shrimp dish is good as is, and it's also delicious served over hot cooked rice or fettuccine.

Shrimp is very perishable. Store it uncooked in the refrigerator no longer than 1 to 2 days.

Cook the shrimp only 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Shrimp will turn pink when done.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
240mg
81%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
26g
26%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.